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Irish Nachos easy Irish recipe the whole family will enjoy

Irish Nachos

Irish Nachos are an easy appetizer made with potato chips topped with corned beef, cabbage, and homemade beer cheese sauce. They are the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Irish nachos, St. Patrick's Day Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 399kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell



  • 1 tablespoon Salted butter
  • 5 ounces Cabbage thinly sliced and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 5 ounces Corned beef chopped
  • 10 ounces Kettle cooked potato chips 1 bag

Beer Cheese Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons Salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • cup Beer we used an Irish Lager
  • 8 ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste



  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the cabbage and cook until tender, approximately 7-10 minutes.
  • While the cabbage is cooking, make your beer cheese sauce.
  • Once the cabbage is tender add the chopped corn beef and stir into the cabbage cooking until it is heated through, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Place half of the the kettle cooked potato chips on a platter and top with half of the beer cheese sauce, and half of the cooked cabbage and corned beef.
  • Add the remaining chips and top with the remaining cheese sauce and corned beef and cabbage.
  • Serve immediately.

Beer Cheese Sauce:

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Sprinkle flour over the butter and use a whisk to stir together and create a roux. Cook for approximately 1 minute whisking constantly until the mixture is golden.
  • Add milk and beer and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes whisking the entire time.
  • Reduce heat slightly and add cheese to the pan. Whisk together until the cheese is fully melted and smooth.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 443IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 1mg